Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale

Louise JordanBooking Info

A production of original song and storytelling by musician Louise Jordan

Florence Nightingale was a campaigner and reformer whose pioneering use of statistics called for government accountability and equal access to healthcare for all. This one-woman-performance of original song and storytelling shines a light on lesser known aspects of Florence Nightingale's life and work, to question why Florence's extraordinary and wide ranging achievements are so often overlooked.

Florence Nightingale spent less than two years as a nurse in the Crimea, yet she lived to the age of ninety. She spent decades campaigning for social reform worldwide, advocating equal access to healthcare for all and become an expert in areas such as land irrigation, hospital design and postal services for soldiers in order to advance her causes.

This dynamic performance celebrates Florence as a groundbreaking statistician, connecting Florence's work in the 19th century with the issues we continue to face in 2021.

Age Guidance: suitable 14+
Running Time: 60mins 

* please note that after the performance at Ibberton, audiences can recharge their glasses then take part in a pub quiz with Florence Nightingale!


An Update on Attending Rural Touring Events by Artsreach

Our community volunteers, audiences, funders and sponsors have been simply fantastic during these difficult times, and we thank everyone for their support and encouragement as we resume our indoor programme of live performances this winter.

We want to let you know that your comfort and safety continue to be our top priority, as well as your enjoyment of course. As such, we have created a simple information document about our indoor events and venues, which we will monitor and update throughout the season as required. Read our latest information document here

Dates & Times

Thu 28th Oct 2021 7:30pm Langton Matravers Village HallSwanageBook
Fri 29th Oct 2021 7:30pm Ibberton Village HallBlandfordBook